WineLand Banjo Band
A California Non-Profit Corporation
 
Music from Northern California Wine Country
 
 
Tri-Valley Television "Banjo Night" (click here for YouTube video)
Bay Area Newspaper Video Slide-Show (click here)
Newspaper Article on the WineLand Banjo Band (click here)
Newspaper Online Article about the WineLand Banjo Band (click here)
 
 
 
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 Who We Are:
 

The WineLand Banjo Band was started in Livermore, California in 2007 by Jim Bottorff. The band members are from many locations in Northern California, including the Livermore Valley, Sonoma Valley, Gold Country, Shenandoah Valley, and San Jose areas.  Some of the members drive long distances just to attend our get togethers in Livermore.  Instruments include 4-string plectrum and tenor banjos, bass guitar, washboards, and various percussion devices.

We play and sing nostalgic songs of yesterday composed from the gay-90’s through the 40’s.  Seniors are delighted to hear familiar sing-a-long tunes.  Younger people are excited because this style of music is novel to them.  How often do you hear lots of 4-string banjos happily strumming together?  Enthusiastic toe tapping and singing characterize our audiences.

Many of the songs we play can be heard and played along with on "Jim Bottorff's Banjo Page" website at http://www.jbott.com.

 
 
Jim Bottorff
Alice Valencia
John Green
 
Bruce and Randi
Shore
 Jeff Green
Linda Green
Jim Raddatz
Mary Raddatz
Bill O'Neal
Bryan Kowalskie
Paul Knechtli

    Bob Steffen
 
Dick Martin
Anna Tewes
 
 Dick & Merle
Vlach
Rich Combs
 
Clay Wilson
                                      
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Videos and Sound Clips
(click below on the song name to listen)
 
 
Aba Daba Honeymoon (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2013, Randi Shore vocal
 
Ain't Misbehavin' (youtube)
Poppy Ridge Golf Course 2015, Clay Wilson vocal
 
All I Do Is dream Of You (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2015, Randi Shore and John Green vocals
 
Amador City Banjo Festival 2014 (youtube)
"Abilene" and "Cherokee Maiden"
 
American Patrol (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2012, John Green vocal
 
April Showers (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2012, John & Randi vocal
 
Ashokan Farewell (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2008, John Green vocal
 
Autumn Leaves (youtube)
Shore Residence 2010, John Green banjo solo
 
Bay Area News Slide Show (youtube)
From 9/25/12 Newspaper Article
 
Bill Bailey (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2007
Solos by:  Dick Vlach, Jeff Green, Dick Martin,
Jim Bottorff, John Green, Linda Green, Dick Wasley
 
Blue Moon
Banjo-Rama 2007, John Green vocal
 
Blue Skies
Banjo-Rama 2008
 
Breezin' Along With The Breeze (youtube)
Poppy Ridge Golf Course "Banjos On The Patio"
 
Bye Bye Blackbird (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2007, John Green vocal
 
Cabaret (Come Have A Cabernet)
Banjo-Rama 2009, Randi Shore vocal
 
Cabaret Medley (youtube)
"Cabaret", "Walking My Baby Back Home",
"Twilight Time", "Moonlight On The Colorado"
Banjo-Rama 2009
 
Carolina In The Morning (youtube)
Carvery Restaurant 2011
 
Chattanooga Choo-Choo (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2013, Randi Shore vocal
 
Cherokee Maiden (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2009, John Green vocal
 
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2011, Randi Shore vocal
 
China Town / China Boy (youtube)
Carvery Restaurant 2011
 
Columbus Stockade Blues (youtube)
Heritage Estates Senior Center 2009, Randi Shore vocal
 
Down South (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2010
 
El Condor Pasa (youtube)
Sacramento Banjo-Rama 2012
 
El Cumbanchero / Lady Of Spain (youtube)
Sacramento Banjo-Rama 2010
 
Everybody Loves Somebody (youtube)
Sacramento Banjo-Rama 2016, Clay Wilson vocal
 
Exactly Like You (youtube)
Poppy Ridge Golf Course 2015, Linda Green vocal
 
Five Foot Two (youtube)
Poppy Ridge Golf Course 2015, Bill O'Neal vocal
 
Happy Feet (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2010
 
Heartaches (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2015
 
Hello My Baby
Banjo-Rama 2007, Dick Vlach vocal
 
Hoop-Dee-Doo
Banjo-Rama 2009, Bill O'Neal vocal
 
Hot Time In The Old Town (youtube)
Sacramento Banjo-Rama 2012
 
I Can't Stop Loving You (youtube)
Sacramento Banjo-Rama 2016, John Green vocal
 
I Found A Million Dollar Baby (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2011
 
I Love A Banjo (youtube)
Sacramento Banjo-Rama 2010
 
I Love The Banjo (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2010
 
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down... (youtube)
Poppy Ridge Golf Course "Music On The Ridge"
 
Indiana (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2015, Randi Shore vocal
 
LimeHouse Blues (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2015
 
Little Rock Getaway
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2011
 
Love Letters In The Sand (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2015, John Green vocal
 
Love Nest (youtube)
GLIB 2008
 
Mame (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2013, Randi Shore vocal
 
Me And My Shadow
Banjo-Rama 2007
 
Medley of 2 Crazy Songs (youtube)
"You're Driving Me Crazy" and "Crazy Rhythm"
Banjo-Rama 2014
 
Medley of 2 Rain Songs (youtube)
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "September In The Rain"
Banjo-Rama 2014
 
Medley of 3 Songs (youtube)
"Abba Dabba Honeymoon", "Who's Sorry Now?", "Mame"
Banjo-Rama 2013
 
Medley of 3 Train Songs (youtube)
"Abilene", "Freight Train", "Wheels"
Banjo-Rama 2014
 
Medley of 4 Songs (youtube)
"Blue Moon", "Hello My Baby",
"Me And My Shadow", "Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet"
Banjo-Rama 2007
 
Medley of 4 Songs (youtube)
"King Chanticleer", "If I Had My Way",
"Blue Skies", "California Here I Come"
Banjo-Rama 2008
 
Medley Sing-Along No. 1 (youtube)
"Cabaret", "Walking My Baby Back Home",
"Twilight Time", "Moonlight On The Colorado"
Banjo-Rama 2009
 
Medley Sing-Along No. 2 (youtube)
"Mary Lou", "Far Away Places", "Beyond The Reef"
Banjo-Rama 2011 and 2012
 
Medley Sing-Along No. 3 (youtube)
"By The Beautiful Sea", "Kentucky Babe", "Sweet Gypsy Rose"
Jazz Banjo Festival 2011
 
Moonlight On The Colorado
Banjo-Rama 2009, John and Randi
 
Mr. Sandman
Banjo-Rama 2007
 
Mr. Wonderful (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2015, Randi Shore vocal
 
My Baby Just Cares For Me (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2016, Jeff Green vocal
 
My Melancholy Baby (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2014, John Green
 
Notre Dame Victory March (youtube)
Sacramento Banjo-Rama 2011
 
The Object Of My Affection (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2010, John Green vocal
 
Old Grey Bonnet
Banjo-Rama 2007
 
Penthouse Serenade (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2015, Randi Shore vocal
 
Red Sails In The Sunset (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2010. Randi Shore vocal
 
Red Wing (youtube)
Carvery Restaurant 2011
 
Rose Of Washington Square (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2010
 
San Francisco (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2013, Randi Shore vocal
 
San Francisco Bay Blues (youtube)
Poppy Ridge Golf Course 2015, Clay Wilson vocal
 
Shaking The Blues Away (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2016
 
Sheik Of Araby (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2016
 
Silver Bell (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2009, ,
 
Sway (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2011, John & Randi vocal
 
Tea For Two (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2012
 
Three Songs Together (youtube)
"Welcome Sweet Springtime", "Melody in F",
"Voices of the Woods", Banjo-Rama 2016
 
Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2010, John Green vocal
 
'Tucky Home (youtube)
Summer Jazz Banjo Festival 2010, John Green vocal
 
To My Valentine (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2010, Randi Shore vocal
 
Twilight Time
Banjo-Rama 2009, Randi Shore vocal
 
Undecided (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2011, Randi Shore vocal
 
Waiting At Home For You (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2011, Randi Shore vocal
 
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2011
 
Walking My Baby Back Home
Banjo-Rama 2009, Linda Green vocal
 
Walking My Baby Medley (youtube)
"Cabaret", "Walking My Baby Back Home",
"Twilight Time", "Moonlight On The Colorado"
Banjo-Rama 2009
 
Walk Right Back (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2016, Rich Combs vocal
 
When My Dream Boat Comes Home (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2016, Randi Shore vocal
 
Who's Sorry Now? (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2013, Randi Shore vocal
 
World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (youtube)
Livermore Farmer's Market 2009
 
You Do Something To Me (youtube)
GLIB 2008
 
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (youtube)
Banjo-Rama 2014, Randi Shore vocal
 
Strum along with some of our favorite songs at http://www.jbott.com 

Strumming on the Carvery Restaurant Patio
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Dinner and Strumming at Milano's
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Shirt Logo
by Dick and Helen Martin
dicknhelen@comcast.net
 

 
Carvery Restaurant Customer's Note Written On A Napkin, June 7, 2012
 
"Thank you so much!
You are like the Monks who preserved Western culture through the dark ages.
What a joy to hear happy music."
 
 
Click here to see the original napkin.

Printable Flyer
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For additional information contact Jim Bottorff
email: jbott@ix.netcom.com
 
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Updated 7/29/16